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Did you know? In Lagos, driving against traffic could land you in jail for 3 years

Did you know? In Lagos, driving against traffic could land you in jail for 3 years

The punishment for driving against traffic in Lagos is a three-year jail term and one-year jail term for first offenders without the option of paying a fine, while the vehicle will also be forfeited to the government.

This is stated in the Lagos state traffic law provided by the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC). In addition to that law, here are some of the other Lagos state traffic laws:

a) Bullion vans are not exempted from the law, as any bullion van driven in a direction prohibited by the Road Traffic Law will be forfeited, while abandoned vehicle on Highway will be fined N50,000.00 or three years imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment

b) Riding a motorcycle against traffic and riding on the kerb, median or road setbacks will attract N20,000.00 for 1st time offenders, while subsequent offenders will get N30,000 fine or the riders’ motorcycle will be impounded

c) Smoking while driving will attract N20,000

d) Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout attracts N20,000

e) Disobeying traffic control is N20,000

f) Motorcycles and Tricycles are prohibited from riding on major Highways in the state. The Highways are Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Oworonshoki – Ikorodu, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Babangida Boulevard Way. Others are Lekki-Epe Expressway, Funsho Williams Avenue, Agege Motor Road and Eti-Osa-Lekki coastal road

g) Riding motor-cycle without Crash Helmet for rider and passenger will attract N20, 000 or three years imprisonment or both

h) Prohibits under-aged person, under 18 years old from riding a motorcycle and the fine for this is N20,000

i) Operating a motor-cycle in a restricted area on or prohibited route will attract a fine of N20,000 or his motor-cycle will be impounded

j) Any person driving without a valid Driving License will have his/her vehicle impounded. Learner drivers without permit will attract a fine of N20,000 while driving with fake number plate will attract N20,000 for 1st offenders and 6 months imprisonment or both for subsequent infractions

k) Medical Emergency Vehicles can drive through traffic light.

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